Melissa and her daughter Ellie Memory Blankets

Wow. Thank you for coming and wanting to know more about me. Not going to lie, sitting down to write about yourself is pretty difficult…… Who is Melissa Mellor? I am a Wife, a Mother, a Daughter a Sister, a business woman, and now a blogger.  Definitely never thought I would wear so many hats (especially a blogger.  Didn’t see that coming).  So, let’s start at the top.

Meet Melissa Mellor – Founder of Sentiment Blankets

Melissa Mellor and her husband on thier wedding day in Saskatoon, SK
Melissa and her husband on their wedding day in Saskatoon, SK – April 2013

My name is Melissa Mellor and I am married to a wonderful man who I met in University while we were completing our business degrees in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  We have been together for a long time and have loved, hated, liked and have disgusted each other.  To me, that is true love.  To quote many ‘that’s pessimistic’.  To me, enduring the tough stuff and soaking in all the amazing and passionate moments along the way is what love is all about.  It’s easy to love the good stuff.  But to live through the tough stuff (ummm, shall we call that life) and still choose to be with that person, even when the chips are down…. Wow!  My husband is my biggest fan, loves me for me (probably his most admirable trait) and I couldn’t happier to have him in my life.  We have 2 beautiful children. One girl and one boy.  We are so blessed!

 

Melissa and her sisters - September 2011
Melissa and her sisters – September 2011

I am the eldest of 3 girls.  My sisters and I are all a year a part and we love it, most days (anyone with girls in their family knows what this means).  While most adults don’t address their birth family in their ‘about me’ page, I feel it is an essential component of who I am.  And my business.  My family is very important to me. I strive to make a positive impact in their lives every day.  Ok, maybe not EVERY day but certainly during major moments in their lives.  This is what spawned the idea for Sentiment Blankets in the first place.  I wanted to create gifts that will be cherished and adored long after the gift was given.

 

Prior to this venture I worked for a large Oil & Gas company. I have spent endless days in boardrooms and travelling throughout the country.  I am not going to lie, I am proud of my business accomplishments.  I have had the privilege to work with some amazing leaders and business people. That said I am very excited to change pace. I miss it some days, but this is a whole new venture that I am equally proud of.

 

Last thing you should know about me: I am passionate.  I am very passionate about everything I do. As a business owner and a designer, I will bring that passion to you.  I feel this business is an opportunity for us to stop, put pen to paper, and reflect on our feelings.  This is very hard for some people – I get it.  However I truly believe that your love and affection is the greatest gift you can give to those around you. I want to help you provide your loved ones with a beautiful keepsake that will last a lifetime.  Maybe it’s a tacky notion.  Maybe I’m looking at this through rose colored glasses but if this romantic idea can enlighten your lives I can’t wait to do so!

 

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